Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Competitive Napping Outtakes

I neglected to include this fine example of napping in the competition because it is illegal in most states and countries:

The Ample Ass backwards glare 3 point look like a doofus position:


Yes, this is what have to put up with.

Meeshka

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Not So Serene Sunday

I was trying to be serene, napping on Mt. Queen Meeshka (which is melting at an incredible rate... hmm, wonder if big-head Algore is nearby spewing hot air), when the Mutatoe came out... so much for serene:


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Cat-O-Lympics - Competitive Napping



Although a very competitive field, the Gimpy Gang professional napping team is taking on that challenge.

Huffle (the honorary husky and valuable HULA member) will be judging the competitive napping competition this weekend, and I truly expect that the judging will be fair, and Huffle will in no way be swayed by my Queen-ness, or the power I hold in my paw... or any other vague threats and posturing... she will be very fair.

So, here are my entries into the Competitive Napping competition. May the best... whatever... win.


Best use of space demonstration: This freestyle napping method shows how three huskies can take up every bit of space on a couch. In earlier competition we were dinged 1 point for lack of tail use on the part of Nova, who tucked his tail instead of extending it, thus leaving a potential breach in continuity.








Proper use of bumpy space routine: This is a very complicated precision movement, as the participants are required to conform to the space, no matter what impediment is in the bed. Extra points for using the impediment as a pillow.









Three Point Sprawl: This technique is complicated, as it requires the napper to contort in such a way as to: hold up a wall, and point body parts in three different directions. This would have been counted as a four point sprawl had the tail been pointed in another direction, but is a dangerous move and has caused injury.










Conform to a shape: This is an especially difficult test, as the participants are provided with a small shape that they must conform to that shape without any parts extending past the shape. Please note how I manage to put my snooter as close to the edge of the sheet as possible without going over. We won the gold in this event at the Regional competition, and this win enabled us to participate in the Cat-O-Lympics.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I demand prayers IMMEDIATELY!!!!


My dear friend Sitka is very ill and in the hospital right now. Her humans don't know what happened, except that she had difficulty breathing and it turns out that she's got something complicated called a pneumothorax, which means there's a hole somewhere and air is getting into places it shouldn't and she can't breathe.

She's under great care with the University of Georgia, but her pawrents are frantic, and Tia and Cornelia Marie are very worried about her.

I want everyone to go to their bloggy and post their prayers for the complete recovery of sweet Sitka and her return home where she will be spoiled and loved again.

Go, do it... DO IT NOW!!!!

Meeshka

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just Right

For the past week I've had to put up with the non-stop whining of the humans.

"There's too much snow"
"I'm tired of shoveling snow"
"We can't get out of the house for latte"
"When will this snow end?"
"Seriously? Really? More snow?"

Blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine. If we whined as much as they did they'd tell us to shut up, and I've tried with the claw, but they just keep whining.

I love my snow, especially the handy mountain of snow right outside the door, its very comfy and I can see over the fence (um, ok so I can see why they complain about the vacant house next door, it is a pit), but the view is amazing every other place! I call my mountain: "Mt. Queen Meeshka" because its mine and because its nice and fluffy... with snow.

Its been a few days since it stopped snowing and now the lovely vast back yard is getting packed down so we can walk on it... except for some pitfalls that means a face plant in the snow (Mutatoe laughed at me, so I pile drived his whole ample ass into the snow, head first), but I like the snow... so the humans can just suck it up and leave me alone, on Mt. Queen Meeshka.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Ok, this is a bit ridiculous

I mean really... I can't find a place to pee with any sort of privacy except under the deck, and the Mutatoe keeps chasing me down the ONE path the human woman blazed for us and attacking me. It is nice just laying under the deck though, where there's a REASONABLE amount of snow.
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Friday, February 05, 2010

Ummmm...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 30 INCHES...WITH SOME LOCATIONS IN EXCESS OF 30 INCHES.


Perhaps that might be a bit much. I need to work on specifying snow amount with my royal edicts.

Meeshka